considered to be one of the major extreme sports in the sport, but
water skiing is something that gives a water sport lover the
opportunity to make a splash at the watery depths of the sea world.
Similar to surfing in many ways, you do get to balance on the ski
board in here too, but a strong a sensory power is also required over
Water sports are the 'fun' aspect
of Kashmir. The Dal and Nagin lakes in Srinagar and the Manasbal Lake,
32-km from Srinagar are the best places for water-skiing!
The largest expanse of the
Dal, the Boddal, has privately owned 'bathing boats' which hire out
motor launches, water-skies and trained instructors. There are more
bathing boats at the Nagin Lake and also a government run Institute of
Water Sports. The Nagin lake too has trained instructors and is more
popular because of its clean water.
A Natural Treasure Located In Isolation
Manasbal Lake, approachable from Srinagar by road, is secluded from
the rest of the world by the hills that surround it.
Serene, with a mirror like sheen on its surface makes Manasbal an
attractive water sports resort. Not only one can hire the latest
water-skiing equipment but also specially trained instructors impart
lessons to the initiated. Throughout the summer season in Kashmir -
from May to the end of August - the water of the lakes is pleasant for
water sports. The Tourist's huts and bungalows are available on all
the above resorts to make it an overnight getaway